Note from Nicole of NC Photography…
“This stunning fall wedding was held in the most meaningful, special place…their land. When Darrell & Courtney got engaged, I was there to see it. Sneaking in the bushes I captured it all. After that we headed to their land to do a beautiful tent themed engagement session. So what better place to say I DO than their land. This fall wedding was filled with beautiful light,beautiful flowers and a stunning bride and groom.”
Novella Of The Bride…
Darrell and I met in 2007 at work, and started dating immediately. We moved in together 5 months later, and then took off and traveled around Europe for a few months. We then came home and renovated our house, and Darrell went back to work, while I stayed home. Since then, we have bought land that we plan to move to someday (where we had our wedding ceremony) and try and travel as much as possible. We got engaged in December 2011.
Our overall theme for the wedding was “Fall”. We really wanted lots of fall colors, rather than one specific wedding color. Some of the special touches we included in our day were having the ceremony at our land (also where we got engaged), a table of remembrance at our ceremony honoring deceased relatives, I had a man of honor and no bridesmaids, and Darrell had just a best man, no other groomsmen. We had a candy buffet at the reception, as well as basket of flip-flops for the ladies to wear to dance in. At the ceremony, we also had pashminas for all the ladies to take in case they got chilly, and as a keepsake. Our wedding favors were hockey pucks, since we both love hockey.
My mom, Lynn Gallimore, helped us plan the whole thing. My cousins, Chrissy Gallimore and Susan Russell, as well as my Aunt, Brenda Lamoureux, helped do everything from making the invitations and programs, to setting up the reception hall the morning of and making sure everything went smooth. Darrell's sister in law, Charmion Goretzki, helped with the invites, and my dress, as well as a ton of other things throughout the process. My friend, Jen Anderson, did my hair and also helped out with the invites and picking my dress. My cousins, Brian Gallimore and Steve Russell, got to the ceremony early and helped seat everyone and get everything done there. Darrells friends and brothers (Jon Goretzki, Mike Goretzki, Mark Bucci, Keith Pulles, Guber) helped park cars at the ceremony, and then Mike and Jon MC'd the reception, and Guber did a reading at the ceremony. Brian Venables, a close family friend, conducted our ceremony.
We chose to have the ceremony on our land because it is such an important place to us. We plan on building our dream home out there, and so it seemed fitting to start this next phase of our life together there. It was also where we got engaged. My favorite moment of the wedding was getting out of the car and seeing Darrell waiting for me at the end of the aisle. I couldn't wait to be married to him!
Ceremony Venue: Family land
Reception Venue: Fantasyland Hotel
Wedding Dress Designer: San Patrick
Shoe Designer: Prada
Hair Stylist: Jen Anderson
Makeup Artist: Dana Creran
Groom's Suit Designer: Paul Smith
Music: Hear by Request
Florist: Funky Petals St. Albert
Caterer: Fantasyland Hotel
Baker: Sonia Shewchuk
Photographer: NC Photography